As I sit here in my suite in the Stone Willow Inn, watching several of our number as we learn animation basics from Kamilah, I am reflecting on the events of CaleCon thus far. BUT, I am also finding myself already thinking of the next one. We have had several suggestions about how/what/where/when not only from the participants of the Stratford group, but also from many Caledonians at large.
Having a friend or two in RL who have been part of event and convention planning - things of much larger proportions than CaleCon - I have been getting some advice on logical next steps. For this knowledge I am so grateful. You know me - learning from the lessons of others is something I value greatly.
Frankly, this Inaugural CaleCon has been wonderful; however, I fully realize that what this first small attempt has actually been is the first baby step to where we want to go in the future. A bit of research and marketing, if you will. But more on that later.
I hope that many of my readers were able to tune into the Radio Riel broadcast and the Simulcast of the Dinner/Dance on the media stream. There is mass amounts of video editing that I will be doing when I am back home and will post here and/or in YouTube.
Honestly, I really have no idea where to begin a discussion of last night. Words that I have heard used by those of us here in Stratford/St. Mary's and by those in attendance in world last night:
- So much fun!
- OMG - what are they doing?
- Who is that lady in the blue shawl?
- Yes, Otenth is the beard wearing the man.
- I never dreamed how much fun and hilarity this would be.
- Where is JJ?
- Has anyone seen Sir JJ?
- Oh my gosh! Look at Kamilah! She is wonderful!
- Yeah - but can they tp?
- Is JJ there?
- Oh look at Scotti and Kaye! They really are sisters!!
- Hey who is that in the tartan corset?
But for now, let me share some pictures.